Mar. 8 – Wed
Women’s Strike – A Day Without a Woman concert, speakout, people’s art show, children’s activities, food and more, 3-6p, DTLA Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles St., LA 90012. Speakout, Music, Poetry, Knit-In, and more. Wear Red, bring noisemakers. Closing ceremony with Dine Grandmothers. LA Planning group thus far, the list is growing so it’s not too late for you to join in! Alexandria House; California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement; DCFS Give Us Back Our Children; Every Mother is a Working Mother Network; Food Not Bombs; Feminists Working on Real Democracy (F*WORD, Santa Cruz); Long Beach Area Peace Network; Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater LA; Pat Alviso, Rossana Cambron, Jeff Merrick, military family peace activists; No More Jails LA; Orange Co. Peace Coalition; Sin Barras, Santa Cruz; Bilal Ali, statewide coordinator Homeless Bill of Rights, WRAP; Women of Color/Global Women’s Strike & GWS/LA; Veterans for Peace Chapters 067 (Long Beach) & 110 (OC) Let us know if you’re a musician/artist who’s interested, or if your group would like to cosponsor! To help plan for March 8th or to be kept informed, contact us at 323-276-9833 or email@example.com
Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop, 1-2:30pm, Dr. White Room, UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway. The purpose of this workshop is to inform the undocumented community and individuals from mixed-status families of their rights while interacting with law enforcement. With an ever-changing political climate, it is increasingly important to understand yours and your family’s rights to keep each other safe. Featuring: Immigration Attorneys from the UCI School of Law There will be pizza and refreshments! http://ocprogressiveevents.info/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi?T#Mar08kyr
Comics launch, 7-11p, Meltdown Comics and Collectibles, 7522 W Sunset Bl, LA 90046. Celebrate the launch of All Time Comics, the new shared superhero universe from Fantagraphics! Bringing a truly punk, retro vibe back to comics, All Time Comics unleashes the world’s most fanta*stic heroes, Atlas! Blind Justice! Bullwhip! Crime Destroyer! Get the first-ever issue of All Time Comics, Crime Destroyer #1 signed by some of the book’s creators. Let’s party like it’s 1979!
What the Health Los Angeles Movie Premiere, 6:30-9p, Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St, LA 90012. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-the-health-la-premiere-tickets-31976513613 Screening + Q&A with filmmakers + special guests.
The health film that health organizations don’t want you to see, What The Health is a groundbreaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers behind Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. For media inquiries, please contact Nell Alk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film: Incident at Oglala, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024. American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier was arrested and convicted of murder following the deaths of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975 — and is still imprisoned to this day, having been denied clemency by Pres. Obama. Veteran documentarian Michael Apted captures the gross miscarriage of justice surrounding the event as well as the escalating tensions between Native American groups and the US government at the time. Produced and narrated by Robert Redford. (1992, dir. Michael Apted, 90 min.) 310-443-7000 email@example.com
Mar 9 – Thu
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, (Not Tues due to Election Day voting) 6p, Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admirality Way, MDR. Free.
The Politics and Problematics of Representation, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024. Jimmie Durham was active in the 1980s New York City downtown art scene during a period of politically urgent exhibitions and calls for increased visibility for artists of color. This climate of multiculturalism created opportunities for artists but also reinforced existing racial and cultural divides. Moderated by exhibition curator Anne Ellegood, art historians Richard Hill and Miwon Kwon and curator Elisabeth Sussman discuss representation in Durham’s work and contemporary art practices. 310-443-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org
LA Pig-Save Vigil at Farmer John’s. RSVP for time. https://us.eventbu.com/los-angeles/los-angeles-pig-save-vigil-at-farmer-john/1052709.amp We are the original pig save group in Los Angeles. We changed the event date to March 9th and the start time will be sent out to every activist who RSVPs. Thank you for your flexibility as we strive for maximum exposure for the pigs. Join us as we bear witness to the pigs going to slaughter at Farmer John. We recently won the legal right for all activists to approach the pigs in the street outside Farmer John. We share their stories with the world so that slaughter may end
InGathering: Sacred Resistance, 6:30-9p, Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W Adams Bl, LA 90018. CLUE’s 5th annual InGathering educational forum will activate our communities for Sacred Resistance. We are united in holy opposition against all forms of fear and oppression. Please join us! Refreshments will be served. Admission is just $15 to help cover our costs. Buy tickets at http://www.cluejustice.org/ing_17
Mar 10 – Fri
Know Your Rights and Options: A Webinar for Community College and Adult School Students, 12n-1:30p, On-line webinar
Are you a DACAmented or undocumented community college or adult school student? If so, then join the staff of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) on Friday, March 10th at noon PST for a webinar covering the future of DACA, what to do and not to do if approached by ICE, and considerations to keep in mind when planning to continue your education and/or to join the workforce.
Presenters include: Nicholas Espiritu, NILC Staff Attorney, Jessica Hanson, Skadden Fellow, Ignacia Rodriguez, Immigration Policy Advocates, Josh Stehlik, NILC Supervising Attorney. Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7667187431469561090
Teachers: To help improve accessibility for students, consider joining the webinar from school or a nearby location with WIFI and invite students to sit in with you.
#NoDAPL #NoKXL March Los Angeles 11 AM – 5 PM Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St. LA 90013. Trump is taking away The Peoples victories against these deadly pipelines! Disregarding the Sovereignty of Native People and the safety of the fresh water for MILLIONS. We call all environmental organizations and individuals to help bring out the masses and demonstrate our opposition to both of these pipelines and the censoring of climate change facts It’s time for the people to invest in renewable energy! It’s time to Respect the treaties! http://www.facebook.com/events/380783548951298/ http://www.facebook.com/MarchAndRallyLA/
Anti-racism group, “Coming to the Table (CTTT)” monthly meeting, 7-9p, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica. The next meeting will be on Friday, March 10th, 7-9:00 p.m. We will also be meeting on April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th. 310-558-8144 <email@example.com>
Mar 11 – Sat
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism (ROAR) conference, Oakland, https://nocara.blackblogs.org/2017/01/27/revolutionary-organizing-against-racism-conference-311-12th-in-bay-area/, also https://itsgoingdown.org/roar-need-conference-revolutionary-organizing-racism/. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-636-7388.
47th Annual CSU Long Beach Puvungna Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 – 12, 2017. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at CSULB is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free. bring folding chairs. The two-day event will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food; begins at 11a each day and runs til 10p Saturday and 7p Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2p Sat, Mar 11. All dancers and drums are invited. Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art. MC: Arlie Neskahi (Diné) & Bobby Whitebird (Cheyenne) Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Diné) Host Gourd: Golden State Gourd Society. Spoonkeeper: TBA. California Indian Presentation: Ti’at Society (Tongva)
Diné Grandmothers Benefit & Art Show, 3-6p, Art-Share LA, 801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013, Free Concert. Performances by: Aztlan Underground, ViceVersa, El Rio, Headlite View, Jim Ruel, More artists TBA! For the first time in over a decade, a delegation of Diné (Navajo) Grandmothers are traveling from Black Mesa / Big Mountain, AZ to LA. On the front line of the resistance to coal and uranium mining, these grandmothers have resisted cultural genocide and the destruction of their ancestral homeland for over 4 decades. This free, all-ages benefit is a rare opportunity for the LA community to connect with traditional Diné elders and learn about their struggle. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416956705001322/ To donate: https://www.gofundme.com/stand-with-dine-grandmothers
MESS, 4-6p, Musician-author Paul Zollo interview, Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Bl., Santa Monica. Free. http://laughtears.com/mess.html
Mar 12 – Sun
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism conference, San Francisco, see Mar 11 for details. Contact email@example.com for more info.
CSULB Puvungna Pow Wow, see Mar 11.
KPFK Local Station Board, 1:30p, location TBA, http://www.kpfk.org. People are mobilizing to this meeting in the wake of the firing of General Manager Leslie Radford by new interim ED Bill Crosier of TX (whose status has been challenged) and the effort to remove KPFK listener delegate Sharon Brown from both the KPFK LSB and the Pacifica National Board.
Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire Self Care for Activists: Surround Yourself With Supportive People – 2-4p, Our goals include building a peaceful resistance movement; protecting the vulnerable; preserving wins of previous hard-fought battles; and moving powerfully forward with progressive policy and actions and community building. Discussion. Expo Recap – Over 35 organizations and over 300 participants joined us on January 28th… where do we go from here? Let’s collaborate and conspire for the movement! Training. Civic Engagement 101 Preview. The Headquarters, 320 N E St suite 100, San Bernardino 92401. https://www.facebook.com/events/263200174113530/ https://www.facebook.com/ieprogressivealliance/
My Year With Hillary: An Evening With Political Commentator Alex Mohajer, 7p, Rockwell Table and Stage 1714 N. Vermont Av, LA. Actor/singer/lawyer/political commentator/diva Alex Mohajer returns to the Rockwell Table and Stage for “My Year With Hillary,” his first solo cabaret performance since becoming a political force in the 2016 presidential election. Formerly political director of Bros4Hillary and now the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America as well as The Huffington Post’s most widely shared and controversial political commentator. In 2016 he was nominated for a Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist for his show “Arrogant Social Climber.” Now he’s back in “My Year With Hillary,” recalling funny, heart-warming, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking moments along the campaign trail, and discussing the normalization of the alt-right and the consumption of fake news even by the left wing. And, he’s going to sing his face off. https://actionnetwork.org/events/my-year-with-hillary-an-evening-with-bros4america-co-founder-alex-mohajer
LAMBDA Litfest Closing Party, Akbar, 7-10p, 4356 W Sunset Blvd, LA 90029. Learn more at http://www.LambdaLitFest.org!
Mar 13 – Mon
Book talk, 3p, UCLA Bunche Hall. Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson are excited to discuss their new book “Listen, We Need to Talk,” Oxford University Press. Perhaps now more than ever, we need to encourage dialogue that moves our country forward on LGBT rights.
Mar 14 – Tue
ICUJP: Solidarity with Targeted Communities, 11:30a-2p, Zion Hill Baptist Church, 7860 10th Ave, LA 90043. ICUJP’s Justice Luncheon Series: Speak Truth to Power. http://www.facebook.com/events/779915692163188, http://www.icujp.org
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition – Coordination/Working-Group Meeting, 6-8p.LA CAN, 838 E. 6th, LA 90021. Cross st Gladys. Coordination meets 6-7p, and the working groups (Outreach, Research, Communications, and Culture) will meeting 7-8p to go over plans for the year and upcoming projects. https://stoplapdspying.org/calendar/
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